T.I. liberated his anticipated album 'Dime Trap' a week ago. The project is Tip's 10th LP and a follow up from his 2014 album, Paperwork. In 2015, T.I. announced a new album in the works which was delayed
Making the most of the situation, T.I. continued to work on the album and recorded over a 100 songs that were narrowed to the 15 tracked Dime Trap LP.
Dime Trap serves as a significant representation of T.I.'s contributions, to the culture of Hip Hop and trap music.
The album begins with a soulful, gospel joint titled 'Seasons' featuring Sam Hook. Tip flows a capella and then, the instrumentals proceed. In 'Laugh At Em,' T.I. drops verses about police brutality and gets political. Reminiscing, on his early block huggin' days and moving that white.
"Swear to God I coulda been Freddie Gray/Or Mike Brown, getting shot down/With a pistol on me and half a brick of yay."
Next is 'Big Ol Drip' of Tip reflecting on his upbringing, the odds he had to face to even the score and win. And what led him to a life of trappin', instead of being trapped by the issues in the hood. Tip links with Yo Gotti in the smooth and hypnotic banger, 'Wraith.' In the visuals for the video, T.I. gets dimed by a little hustler who took his whip. But Yo Gotti comes through and,
Check it out below to see the rest.
The LP consist of features from: Meek Mill on 'Jefe,' Jeezy, YFN Lucci; Anderson .Paak, Victoria Monét, Young Thug; and more. Dime Trap is narrated by comedy legend Dave Chappelle who acts as T.I.'s conscious.
T.I. was recently on ABC's 'Nightline' and conversed about his career, his efforts in altruism, the hood he grew up in; and gave a tour of it.
Peep the footage below.
Dime Trap is available on all music streaming platforms. Get a vibe of it below.